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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mike Sims-Walker Taking Heat from Fans on Twitter for Two Catchless Games

One of the wonderful aspects about twitter is the way it gives fans access to players and other sports personnel. One of the worst aspects of twitter is the way it gives access to players and other sports personnel. Jaguars wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker knows about the bad part first hand. His Jags are 2-2 and the funny thing is he’s been held without a catch in both of the team’s wins. Even if the Jags are satisfied with their wins, there are legions of people who aren’t: Sims-Walker’s fantasy owners. Those foolish enough to draft MSW apparently have been letting him hear about it on twitter recently:

“I’ve never seen this many bitter people in my life. They’re calling me everything in the book: ‘I’m benching you, you’re this, you’re that, you’re trash.’ It kind of hurts a little bit.

“I have no control over it. I wish they could understand. It ain’t like I’m out there dropping balls or not getting open. You watch the film. I’m doing everything I can possibly do to put myself in the right position, but it’s just not working for me right now.

Sims-Walker is a good player and probably the best receiver on the team, but people who drafted him expecting consistent production were sorely misinformed. Last year, MSW had five games with two catches or less, four of which generated fewer than 20 yards. He’s a good player, but he’s always been inconsistent. And you know what? As long as they keep winning, I’m guessing the team won’t have a problem with it. A note to MSW fantasy owners: follow our waiver wire advice, pick someone else up, and lay off the man.



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